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Early Childhood Education Program

ECE Degree Requirements

B.A. in Early Childhood Education, Non-Licensure

Program Component Credits
Early Childhood Education Major Requirements 94
Concentration Requirements 20-23
Electives 12
Final Project or Practicum 6
Bachelor of Arts General Studies Core 48
Total 180–183

Students must have a minimum of 180 credits in order to graduate. Based upon the concentration selected, students may be required to take an elective to meet this minimum. Additionally, all students take the 12 course (48-credit hour) general education core as part of their program.

MAJOR REQUIREMENTS: 94 Hours 94 Credits
SOE 101 - Intro Seminar**2 Credits
SOE 110 - Survey of American Education4 Credits
SOE 112 - Teaching and Learning in a Diverse Society4 Credits
SOE 115 - The Psychology of Teaching and Learning4 Credits
SOE 201 - Knowledge and Skills Building for Teachers4 Credits
SOE 222 - Child Development4 Credits
SOE 261 - Linguistics & Language Development: Processing and Theory4 Credits
SOE 290 - Children with Exceptionalities*4 Credits
SOE 302 - Foundations of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment*4 Credits
SOE 380 - Technology Integration in the Classroom4 Credits
ECE 215 - Child Health, Safety and Nutrition4 Credits
ECE 230 - Child, Family and Community Relationships4 Credits
ECE 240 - Observation and Assessment of the Young Child*4 Credits
ECE 252 - Developmentally Appropriate Practices for Infants and Toddlers*4 Credits
ECE 275 - Children’s Literature4 Credits
ECE 317 - Classroom Management4 Credits
ECE 401 - Pre-Primary Teaching and Learning*4 Credits
ECE 403 - Emergent Literacy*4 Credits
ADM 300 - Survey of Early Childhood Administration4 Credits
ADM 311 - Leadership and Advocacy for Early Childhood Education Program Director4 Credits
ADM 313 - Legal Aspects of Early Childhood Administration4 Credits
ADM 315 - Fiscal Management in Early Childhood Administration4 Credits
ADM 317 - Staff Management and Human Relations in Early Childhood Programs4 Credits
ADM 319 - Marketing and PR for the Early Childhood Program Director4 Credits
ELECTIVES 12 Credits
Elective I4 Credits
Elective II4 Credits
Elective III4 Credits
CONCENTRATION REQUIREMENTS 20-24 Credits
Concentration I4 Credits
Concentration II4 Credits
Concentration III4 Credits
Concentration IV4 Credits
Concentration V4 Credits
Concentration VI4 Credits
FINAL PROJECT OR PRACTICUM 6 Credits
ECE 440 Final Project OR ECE 470 Practicum*6 Credits
Total Credits: 180 Credits
*These courses require fieldwork. **Any student who has previously taken a course at Kendall does not need to take SOE 101 as this course is only required for students who are new to Kendall College. Note: Courses in boldface must be taken at Kendall College.
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